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  • n. Plural form of iconoclasm.

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Examples

  • On a high bookshelf, his major works were lined up, full of iconoclasms.

    William E. Jackson Jr.: Samuel P. Huntington: A Great American Patriot and A Giant Among Scholars (1927-2008)

  • The student John Cage, ridiculed by Schoenberg in class, worshipped his teacher? like a God? and went on to develop musical iconoclasms of a distinct American character.

    Genius In Exile

  • I did not say that I had several times glimpsed Justinian, that I had attended the baptisms of Theodosius II, Constantino V, the yet unborn Manuel Comnenus, and many more, that I had knelt in Haghia Sophia not far from Constantino XI on Byzantium's last night, that I had watched Leo the Isaurian direct the iconoclasms.

    Up The Line

  • He outraged his college debating society by expounding the iconoclasms of European drama.

    James Joyce

  • Leading the rout are those stately or capering figures, who, from being the great virtuosi of their time, were finally idolised into gods in the Golden Age, when musical critics had no columns to perpetuate their iconoclasms in.

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians

  • These are the iconoclasms of the Goth and Vandal at their first advent to Rome.

    Hawthorne and His Circle

  • Suffolk, assaults on priests at the altar, and unaccountable iconoclasms.

    For the Master's Sake A Story of the Days of Queen Mary

  • This is an age of iconoclasms; and daring hands are raised to sweep from its pedestal, and dash to fragments, this false image of woman.

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I

  • Errol Morris "about his unorthodox introduction to documentary film, his thoughts on DVD and the frequent iconoclasms and ambiguities that are part of his directorial trademark."

    GreenCine Daily

  • When calumny is once dissipated by facts, recovered with difficulty from among the contradictions of pamphlets and false anecdotes, all explains itself to the fame of this extraordinary woman, who had none of the weaknesses of her sex, who lived chaste amid the license of the most dissolute court in Europe, and who, in spite of her lack of money, erected noble public buildings, as if to repair the loss caused by the iconoclasms of the Calvinists, who did as much harm to art as to the body politic.

    Catherine De Medici

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